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Published on April 23, 2024
Austin Honors Local Entrepreneurs with Free Training During Small Business WeekSource: City of Austin

Austin is gearing up to salute its small business community with a week full of free training sessions for local entrepreneurs, a recent announcement by the city's Economic Development Department confirms. From April 29 to May 3, Austin Small Business Week will host a variety of training sessions, aimed specifically at business owners and creatives, with topics ranging from finance and marketing to small business management, to be held at the department office on East Ben White Boulevard, according to the City of Austin.

The week sparks into life with a breakfast event and panel discussion at the Central Library, where topics will include workforce development, access to capital, and unexplored opportunities with a keynote by Adriana Cruz from Governor Greg Abbott’s Office, the City of Austin's Economic Development Department outlines a vision for a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlighting that Austin had over 39,000 small businesses in 2021 which showcases the city's above-average entrepreneurial ratio compared to the national figure.

"Austin Small Business Week is a testament to our commitment to fostering a resilient and growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Austin”, Director Sylnovia Holt-Rabb voiced her enthusiasm for the initiative, while Deputy Director Anthony Segura underscored the density of the city's small business landscape compared to the national trend, notably stating that there are approximately three small businesses for every 100 people in Austin, as per the City of Austin.

Interested parties and entrepreneurs are welcome to partake at zero cost, an opportunity detailed by the week's full schedule, while further resources and registration information float available at the SmallBizAustin website, serving as a beacon for training and coaching services in the Austin area.